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's new book that takes us behind the scenes at the obama white house. john harris has the preview. >> joining us now for politico turn the table is the host of abc's "this week." bob woodward has a new book, on national security and war. obama's war, causing a big stirrer, as it is a hocalled. >> the white house chief spokesman, robert gibbs, has said he read the whole thing and he says it is accurate. bob woodward has a very established history writing these books. he goes to everybody. he talks to everybody. we know how many of his books have been out about various subjects, all bestsellers, often giving interesting looks inside the process as is happening and developing. i don't think it claims to make any sort of long-term conclusions and judgments over the strategy, but it is the process as it is going on. i think we know also as the process is going on, the review that took some people painfully long, there were leaks all the time about how many differences there were within the administration over what was coming out. we know for instance that vice- president biden was comm
. >> for the first time we hear american soldiers accused of taking part if a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and thrilling. the boy's crime, having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> pandemonium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> all over the world, 62,000 applications to spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks flyout side the win dove. the pilot able to land safely. what it was like on that flight. >> t
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
wacky behavior and that beard. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. today, congress gets a progress check on how safe the nation's transit system is when it comes to terrorism. >> that, of course, is just one front in the war on terror. a war, now, with more and more threats coming from within our borders. >> emily schmidt has the details this morning from washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the u.s. counterterrorism chief says over the past year, we've seen more significant terror developments than any year since 9/11. there are more threats. and they're happening closer to hope home. top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking for help from people within u.s. boarders. >> a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from homegrown terrorists. by which, i mean, u.s. persons. >> reporter: there were three attempted attacks in seven months. first, last year's new york subway plot. then, the christmas day square. and the times square bombing attempt in m
a major announcement. >>> "obama's wars" the revealing book. taking us behind closed doors. what makes the president angriest? >>> and fire danger in southern california. the hottest day ever. so hot, it actually broke the day r city's main thermometer. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with a developing news story, which may be the highest resignation yet of president obama's inner circle. >> obama are getting for rahm emanuel, to say he is stepping down. it could come this friday. no final decision has been made. >> emanuel is a chicago native. and he wants to run for mayor there. his temporary replacement may come on friday. >> his departure would be in the heat of the midterm election campaign. and president obama will be back on the stump again today. >> emily schmidt is in washington with the developing story. good morning, emory. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. when barack obama ran for president, in 2008, the lines at his student events usually stretch as far as the eye that can see. that excitement translated into votes. tonight, president obama is goin
of what really might have happened. >>> good evening. since 9/11, all of us in america have lived with the prospect of another terrorist attack. and today, top counterterrorism officials appear before congress with a warning. they said the danger is as grave as it has been since september 11th, nine years ago, and they said al qaeda has new ways of recruiting people inside this country. pierre thomas followed all the testimony today and joins us now. >> reporter: diane, we watched what these intelligence officials have to say very closely. and i can tell you, their tone today was especially stark. >> the past year has noted the most significant developments in terrorism since 9/11. >> reporter: in the last 18 months or so, at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> that's an astoundingly high number. >> we have seen a dramatic spike. do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate that we assume it is not an aberration. >> reporter: the washiwarning w blunt. the threat from within here at home is grow
airport captured on video this weekend. 64 people on board. lisa stark tells us how the skill of the pilot made all the difference. lisa. >> reporter: diane, before we get to that pilot, let me tell you something we just learned about this aircraft. this model of plane has had previous landing gear failures. in fact, the faa this summer issued a safety directive warning the landing gear doors could jam. it's not known yet if that's what happened here. this was the scene in the passenger cabin. >> heads down, stay down. heads down, stay down. >> reporter: chase benzenberg, who shot this video, said some were praying, others crying. >> the lady in front of me, i see her get teary and she reaches for her husband's hand next to me. >> reporter: the plane needed to land, but the right wheels remained stubbornly up. captain jack conroyd jr., a former navy pilot, and first officer larkin newby calmly called controllers for help. >> our preference would be to proceed over to jfk and execute an emergency landing over there. >> brace for impact. >> reporter: here was the danger. a mistake and the pl
on "this week." and queen rania of jordan in a sunday exclusive as the u.s. scrambles to save the middle east peace talks. we get her view. >> extremists have done a damn good job of using this cause to amplify their message. >> her efforts in the fight against extremism and for the rights of women and children. then obama's real war, afghanistan and bob woodward's new inside look at the battles over policy in the white house. we'll discuss that and all the week's politics in our roundtable with george will, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ron brownstein and "the sunday funnies." >> listen to this, one day delaware elects a witch, the next day the recession is over. i don't know. is that a coincidence? >>> hello again, and this week the recession was finally declared over. it officially ended june 2009, but the recovery has been slow, and the voters have been losing patience. with five weeks to go before the midterm elections, president obama and congressional democrats are facing potentially huge political losses. joining me now, the president's top political a
, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live. >>> and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? >> the only way it could go. i don't know it is. the back-to-school cold crept up on me. i apologize. >>> we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. infights over sending thousands of troops. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the chief of staffs, mike mullen. against general petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his aides as water bugs, the mafia. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan. >> all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. >>> and also this morning, it's been a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. we begin an in-depth series. and we kick that off our next half hour. >>> we
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the contract includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have already tied. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> jon karl, thank you very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombshell of a book. jake tapper is here with the la
of chicago. ♪ >> this week brought back memories of the day newt gingrich gave us his contract for america. today, he is occupied with dreams of being president of less than six weeks to go before the midterm election, house republicans revealed a new pledge to america which proposes to extend the bush tax cuts and shutting down the health care law. it involves pulling back on stimulus money and reducing the size of the federal government. what is new on this? >> nothing, it is a portable document which means it is dishonest. they say they will reduce deficits by cutting taxes. it just won't happen. most voters know it is dishonest and it is a document they don't believe in. >> i watched this unveiling as i watched the democrats and it just seems like noise at this point, meaningless noise. in this case it was orchestrated in order to have no ties and everyone sitting around trying to be something there were not and that is exactly what it looked like them up. as far as the november elections, this will not be a positive. it gets them off the party of being no and put something out there.
. >>> there was a setback in efforts to free 33 miners in chile. one of the hammers on a drill used in the rescue mission became detached yesterday. the crews were drilling through rock when it happened. the drill was repaired and work continued. rescued in early november, six weeks sooner than first expected. >>> one lawmaker on capitol hill says hearings on a salmonella outbreak revealed a disturbing picture of egg production here in america. >> and the owner of an iowa egg farm did apologize to people who got sick from salmonella. t.j. winick has details. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. lawmakers in washington got few answers on wednesday. the owner of one farm refused to testify. another blamed an ingredient bought from a supplier for the outbreak. eggs from two iowa farms were linked to a massive salmonella outbreak this past summer. as many as 1,600 americans were sickened. 30-year-old sarah lewis. >> they thought they were going to have to do emergency bowel surgery. >> reporter: and 77-year-old carol lobato. >> my doctors told me that i almost certainly would have died without aggressi
, young u.s. soldiers make shocking admissions of atrocities, abuse and general lawlessness inside their combat unit in afghanistan. we bring you the video in a n investigation. >>> and top shelf -- you voted online to find the country's best local chef and tonight we can finally unveil the winner of our people's "plate list." . >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with politics and the story of what went on behind closed doors at the white house as president obama and his advisers looked for a resolution to the war in afghanistan. what was ultimately presented to the public was, according to "the washington post," bob woodward, a patchwork compromise that required more than a little aggressive arm-twisting by the president himself. tonight, diane sawyer has the exclusive interview with bob woodward. >> reporter: the book is filled with big personalities and big debates. there's vice president joe biden showing up unannounced early one morning as the president comes down the stairs to warn that afghanistan could lead to another vietnam. >> and the president says
. and thanks for being with us. we begin this morning with those explosive, new revelations about how the obama administration is managing the war in afghanistan. >> they are contained in a soon-to-be released book, by long time "washington post" journalist, bob woodward. and they do not present a flattering picture. >> emily schmidt is in washington with details. >> reporter: woodward's newest bookout lines a series of explosive, internal conflicts about the war in afghanistan. according to t"the new york time times", which says obtained a copy of this book. it expresses serious doubts about the u.s. strategy by a number of officials. one goes as far as to say it just can't work. that strategy involves the president sending another 30,000 americans into the fight last winter. mr. obama is said to have been uncomfortable with the attempts of military commanders to force him into the decision to send those troops before he wanted to do so. the pentagon's top officials are right in the middle of it all. joint chiefs admiral mike mullen is said to say his deputy went behind his back on matters. an
: it is shades of vietnam, including allegations that soldiers at the base regularly use drugs, hashish laced with opium, to deal with the stress of their lives in afghanistan. >> fact is, stressful days. >> reporter: the military now confirms it is investigating the allegati allegations that the parents of adam winfield tried back in february to warn the army, that both innocent afghan civilians and u.s. soldiers were being put at risk. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> the fallout from the merger of southwest and air tran airways could impact travel in most of the nation. southwest is buying air tran for nearly $1.5 billion. the deal opens the way for southwest to move into 37 new cities, including atlanta, and will increase its presence in both new york and boston as well. southwest says it will drop air tran's baggage fees. >> a little bit of silver lining there. >>> here's a look at your weather. coastal rain from florida to new england. hail, downpours, flash flooding and 60-mile-an-hour winds around boston, new york and philadelphia. more flooding for the carolinas and showers from m
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